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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

School is officially in full swing, and so is screen time

School is officially in full swing, and so is screen time

Sam Jefferson, Culture Staff Writer September 27, 2022

Inevitably, the return to class with the onset of the fall semester comes with many changes to daily life—including an uptick in UVM students' screen time.  In a survey conducted by the Cynic, many...

Sophomore Ally Wheeler captures content for her nutritional Instagram page @radiantplates on Redstone campus April 29.

Student promotes intuitive eating and wellness on Instagram

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Sophomore Ally Wheeler promotes nutrition and wellness through social media by sharing her own health journey on her Instagram page, @radiantplates. Wheeler started @radiantplates January 2021 as a...

 Two students choose food items from the fridges in Rally Cat’s Cupboard Feb. 23. Rally Cat’s Cupboard can be found at L/L C102 on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from noon-4 p.m. or at their pop-up events in the Davis Center Atrium on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Student-run food pantry relocates and expands

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Rally Cat’s Cupboard, UVM’s on-campus food pantry, seeks to aid a larger group of students after being forced to relocate, said graduate Malarie McGalliard, co-president of Rally Cat’s Cupboard. SGA...

President Suresh Garimella and his wife lighting the celebratory lamps for Diwali in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center Nov 14.

Community celebrates international campus presence at Diwali

Becca Olshan, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2021

For the first time since 2019, the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom came to life with colors and lights to celebrate Diwali.  The Indian Student Association held their 15th annual Diwali celebration...

Posters on wall outside of the Office of Student Life in the Davis Center Nov. 5.

UPB returns from hiatus understaffed

Kate Germain, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2021

UVM’s student programming group faces staffing troubles after its year-long break from full capacity operations, said Jerome Budomo, associate director of Student Life. The UVM Program Board paused...

Student creates in-dorm nail salon

Student creates in-dorm nail salon

Shayla Blair, Culture Staff Writer November 4, 2021

First-year Devon Whelchel sits at her desk in UHeights South, prepping her table and setting out colored polishes for her next client to choose from. Whelchel started offering manicure services in her...

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Turning Point USA meets protesters in Burlington

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer October 25, 2021

A conservative campaign made a stop on one of the country’s most liberal campuses and encountered protestors. Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservative values...

Finding intimacy after a year of disconnection

Finding intimacy after a year of disconnection

Eamon Dunn, Culture Staff Writer October 7, 2021

If you found love during the pandemic, I’m happy for you, but please block me on social media. Giving up on love seemed acceptable in the midst of a pandemic. On top of restricted interactions and...

Students rush past Royall Tyler Theatre on their way to class. UVM has recently fallen behind other school in relation to its retention rate, which is 86.6 percent, between a classs first and second fall semesters.

Theater groups return to the stage after hiatus

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer October 6, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic halted artists’ ability to practice and perform, but student theater groups are making a comeback this fall. In 2019, the University Players split into two groups: the original...

Eight phones sit on a table open to Yik Yak Oct. 3.

Yik Yak is back

Avery Delisle, Culture Staff Writer October 5, 2021

Seemingly overnight, the once popular social media app Yik Yak came roaring back to life.  Popular in early 2014 — in the era of mustaches, washi tape and Vine — Yik Yak was among one of the more...

A sign reminds students to put their masks on before they enter Aug. 28.

Despite University-wide mask policy, RAs not required to enforce masks in dorms

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Residential Advisors are no longer tasked with enforcing masking despite UVM’s indoor mask policy, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety.  Last year, RAs enforced the Green and Gold...

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Natural hair and body expo promotes community and Black business

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Gold balloons spelling out “WOCC” bobbed around in the hallway leading into the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom, opening into a room full of joyful celebration.  UVM's Women of Color Coalition...

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